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Jul 12, 2011 - 9 July - Qingdongling

After an overnight stop in Huairou (which didn't seem to have a lot going for it) we arrived in Qingdongling on Saturday. The main attraction here is the Eastern Qing Tombs, which we visited in the afternoon. The Qing Tombs house 5 emperors, 14 empresses and 136 imperial consorts. They started building their tombs well before they died and spared no expense - Emperor Qianlong started building his tomb in the mid 1700's when he was 30 and by the time he reached 88 he had used up 90 tonnes of silver! Not surprisingly, grave robbers in the...

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